Happy December! Amber Fillerup Clark here again from Barefoot Blonde. I am so excited to share these five simple and easy hairstyles for you to do on the daily. Ever have those moments when you need to be out the door in five minutes, but you are stuck staring in the mirror wondering what you should do with your hair? These looks will be perfect for those kinds of days!! Bad hair days and a busy schedule can be stressful enough, and the holiday season just adds to that… which is why I put together the following looks to help you stay stylish on a time crunch.
1. Three Strand Braid
Whenever I am in a rush this is my go-to! All I do is insert the BFB Up for some quick length and volume, and braid in equal sections and then tie it off with an elastic. I also like to cover the elastic to make it look more polished. To add a unique detail, add a barrette like I did here to secure the braid. You can pull out the braid to make it fuller and have a looser look. Then pull out some pieces around your face and you are good to go.
2. Modern French Twist
This is a style that looks like it took a long time to do, but honestly it takes just a few minutes. Again, I used the BFB Up to add some more thickness in the twist. Gather all of your hair in the back of your head, and with your pointer finger twist all of your hair around itself 2-3 times while moving your hand up. This will create the twist. Then bobby pin the twist to secure it. You can also bobby pin the hair at the top downward to make it more stable. As you can see in the pic I like to leave the tail of my hair out to create a fun, modern element. This look is perfect to wear to work or a night out.
3. Bobby Pins
I think hair accessories are something that we often forget to use, but they can make it really easy to elevate a look quickly. Put a headband on, add a scarf around your ponytail or stack some bobby pins. It takes just a couple seconds and you will have the perfect look that complements your outfit.
4. Top Knot
So, this one is kind of a no brainer, but I love a good top knot! When I am running to the gym or trying to get out the door, this one is so fast. There are various ways to do a top knot and I feel like a lot of it is personal preference. But I love to gather my hair into a high pony with my BFB Up, and then twist my ends back and forth. Then I put an elastic around the whole thing. I love when my top knots don’t look perfect with the ends poking out or it looking a little messier. Make it yours and rock it!
5. No Heat Waves
If you know you will have a busy morning, one thing I love to do is wash my hair the night before and braid it before I go to sleep. After showering, I let my hair air dry halfway. Then I braid it before I go to bed. I personally like to do dutch pigtail braids. Then I wake up and undo the braids and I am ready to go. Your hair will have a nice, beachy wave that looks effortless. For more volume and thickness, I will also braid my fill-ins and leave them overnight so they also have some waves, and insert them in the morning,.
Which five-minute style is your go-to?
Let us know!
XO Team LC
Photos: Barefoot Blonde
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